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Kathy's Delicious Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
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Kathy's Delicious Italian Pasta Salad

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"This delicious pasta salad is always a big hit at parties and it's so easy to make. Everyone is always asking me for the recipe. Try it for yourself with the pasta of your choice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool.
  2. Mix together: red peppers, olives, onion, garlic, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and salami.
  3. Combine in large bowl, pasta and vegetable mixture. Pour in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper. Mix well together.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2004

This is very good. The only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars was that I added to the basic recipe. My suggestions: add something green to the mix, I added broccoli flowerets, I also found the dressing a bit plain, so I added more garlic, a few dashes of Tabasco sauce, basil and pepper. Last note, this makes way more than 6 servings.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2008

No one in my family cared for this. It made a lot. Besides the taste, it had an unappetizing brownish color due to the balsamic vinegar.

Nov 21, 2006

This is one of the best pasta salads I have ever had. I use turkey pepperoni instead of the salami to cut back on a few calories. I use an Italian seasoning packet mixed with olive oil for more flavor. I also use fresh basil. Terrific recipe.

Aug 13, 2005

This is a great recipe! I made a few changes by adding a can of quartered artichoke hearts, some steamed broccoli using pepperoni instead of the salami, a bottled vingarette because I'm lazy, and a generous sprinkling of Italian seasoning. It was a big hit at my family barbeque this weekend.

Jul 05, 2005

This is a great basic recipe - you can really make some creative modifications and it will still taste great - much better than using bottled dressing in my opinion. I left out the onion and red peppers, and added some fresh basil, oregano & parsley along with some brocoli florets - and it was great. I did decrease the olive oil by nearly 1/4 cup on the advice of others and I'm glad I did. Also, I would wait to put the cheese in until an hour or so before serving so it doesn't get slimy. Very easy to make and definitely will make again.

Aug 07, 2003

This was really delicious and a big hit at my party. However, next time I would try a little less olive oil. Even though it said 6 servings, it seemed to make way more than that and would easily accommodate a party of 10-12 at least. I will definately make this again!!

Mar 08, 2004

I made this for my sister's baby shower and it was a big hit. Many people asked me for the recipe. We made it all the night before, except added the cheese chunks in the morning so they wouldn't get slimy. It was a winner!

Jun 25, 2009

I liked this alot. I made it just like the recipe calls for. I can't stand on here when people change the ingredients and then give it a lower rating. I will make this again and again. Thanks Kathy


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  • Calories
  • 847 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 50.3 g
  • 77%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 1912 mg
  • 76%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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